Book Now: Plas y Brenin 'Big Event' Weekends

As they all over subscribed three times over in 2010, Plas y Brenin have released the dates of their Big Christmas Walk, Big Acoustic Walk and Big Christmas Gift early this year. If you were amongst the hundreds who were too late to secure a place last year, make the most of this early opportunity to book.

These 'Big Events' are an ideal opportunity to spend a weekend away in Snowdonia enjoying the mountains, doing something a little different and meeting new people. They are different from Plas y Brenin's usual courses: the entire centre is dedicated to each of these events, which means the costs are low and you'll be sure to have plenty in common with the other visitors. What's more, the focus is all about the people you meet and the activity you enjoy together with very little emphasis placed on formal learning.

The Big Acoustic Walk

'There's always been a strong connection between the mountains and acoustic music. The peaceful sanctuary of our mountains has inspired countless classic melodies and spawned many a well-known lyric. From haunting ballads, to passionate anthems, our rugged mountainscapes lend themselves willingly to new melodies according to the changing seasons. Whether you are a musician, vocalist or just an enthusiastic listener, this weekend celebration of acoustic music and mountain walking is a great opportunity to share your love of walking and music with other outdoor enthusiasts and musicians.'

Cost and Duration: £155 (2 Days)
5-6 Nov

Plas y Brenin Big Walks 3, 50 kb

Plas y Brenin Big Walks, 36 kb
The Big Christmas Walk

'Following the success of last year's Big Christmas Walk, we're planning to celebrate Christmas in an even bigger way. We're dedicating the entire centre to this relaxing festive weekend walking event. It's your chance to join us at Plas y Brenin for a little bit of Christmas cheer and plenty of laid back, scenic walking.'

Cost and Duration: £155 (2 Days)
17-18 Dec

Plas y Brenin Big Walks 2, 47 kb
'The Big Christmas Gift'

'Looking for the perfect gift? Our 'Big Christmas Gift' hillwalking weekend is a fantastic and unusual gift for friends, family or even yourself. With a mix and match approach, the weekend will be thoroughly enjoyed by whoever you buy it for. Whether it's a gift to enjoy as a couple, an unusual present for Dad or a surprise getaway for Mum you'll find it's just the thing.'

Cost and Duration: £155 (2 Days)
14-15 Jan

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